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A rock rich in organic matter which, if heated sufficiently, will generate oil or gas. Typical source rocks, usually shales or limestones, contain about 1% organic matter and at least 0.5% total organ [..]
Source: glossary.oilfield.slb.com

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Sedimentary rock containing large amounts of organic matter and found in deep sea or lake environments. The gradual burial of the source rock together with a rise in temperature generates oil and gas [..]
Source: planete-energies.com

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Rocks containing relatively large amounts of organic matter that is transformed into hydrocarbons.
Source: energy.usgs.gov

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Rock layers that are rich in organic carbon and which have been buried and heated to high enough temperatures to convert this organic carbon into oil and gas. This oil and/or gas then commonly migrate [..]
Source: woodmac.com

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Rocks from which hydrocarbons have been generated or are capable of being generated. They form one of the necessary elements of a working petroleum system.
Source: krisenergy.com

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the rock in which oil or natural gas originates.
Source: energy-pedia.com

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a rock rich in organic matter which, if given the right conditions, will generate oil or gas.  Typical source rocks, usually shales or limestones, contain at least 0.5 per cent total organic carbon (TOC), although a rich source rock might have as much as 10 per cent organic matter.  Access to a working source rock is necessary for a complete petr [..]
Source: hurricaneenergy.com

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Sedimentary rock, usually shale containing organic carbon in concentrations as high as 5-10% by weight.
Source: globaloilwatch.com

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Sedimentary rock (mainly sandstones and limestones) containing rich organic material which, in sufficient pressure and temperature conditions, may generate hydrocarbons.
Source: investor.serinusenergy.com

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Rock rich in dead, organic material (kerogen) buried deep enough for heat and pressure to change it into hydrocarbons.
Source: pacific.energy

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Sedimentary rock with a high content of organic matter from which hydrocarbons are capable of being generated under the ideal burial conditions (temperature and pressure).
Source: opog.com.br

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